How do respond to the bravery of men who catch a man eating crocodile, to protect their children from harm?

You tell them they should be ashamed of themselves, and that they should let the dangerous animal go free.

Yes, the foreigners who pay all that nice money to PETA to get foreign women to dance half naked in Manila to protest eating animals and fish (while ignoring the homeless camped out nearby beneath the underpasses) again shows their cross cultural sensitivity to poor people.

From the Philippine Star:

PETA calls for release of ‘Lolong’
By Evelyn Macairan (The Philippine Star) Updated September 11, 2011 12:00 AM Comments (6) View comments
MANILA, Philippines – An animal rights group urged the Philippines yesterday to free what is thought to be the world’s largest crocodile in captivity, even though it allegedly killed two people.

Ah yes, Asheley Fruno, a lady from Canada who goes around half naked to protest eating meat, is trying to tell Asians to let their children be killed. Maybe she isn’t aware of this story.

From the LATimes in March 2009:

Life sometimes takes an abrupt turn for the worse, and Outposts journeys to the Philippines for a sad and vivid example.

A 10-year-old girl paddling with a classmate to their floating school was decapitated by a crocodile after the creature capsized their canoe.

Both were en route to school on Agusan del Sur province’s Mihaba Lake when a 23-foot crocodile bumped and flipped the boat, police said.

This happened Saturday but rescuers found the girl’s headless body floating on the lake Tuesday.

This is the same area where the crocodile was captured.

Of course, dear Ashley didn’t mention the girl or the other person killed by the croc, because she is only worried about animals, not people. That is why she can spend thousands to parade naked in Asia against modern “factory farms” that produce cheap and plentiful high protein chickens and eggs, that are cheap enough for poor people in the cities to buy for their growing children to prevent kwashiorkor and malnutrition. For PETA, animals are the priority.

Ashley insists the animal be released into the wild away from human habitation, but since crocodiles tend to wander, unless he is penned up, one doubts he would stay there. Released crocs tend to wander back to their homes to strike again.

From Discovery:

Crocodiles will do just about anything to get home. A few years ago, three crocodiles were air-lifted hundreds of miles away from their habitat, and shocked everyone when they returned—a massive feat, considering crocs walk at a nail-biting speed of 10 miles per week.

I have an idea. Maybe she should have her parents adopt the croc and keep him in their back yard in British Colombia, as they did for a publicity stunt for PETA when she “rescued” and had them adopt a stray dog from the area of the Japanese earthquake.

Of course, if they do, they’d better be sure the croc doesn’t eat the dog, bite her parents, or attack nearby children.

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Nancy Reyes is a retired physician living in the rural Philippines. She blogs about human rights at Makaipa blogspot.

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